Raymond Antrobus

Genres: Poetry | Workshop

Raymond Antrobus is a British Jamaican poet and educator. His work includes the pamphlets ‘Shapes & Disfigurements’ (Burning Eye, 2012), To Sweeten Bitter (Out-Spoken Press, 2017), The  Perseverance  (Penned In The Margins / Tin House, 2018) and All the Names Given (Picador / Tin House, 2021). In 2020, Raymond was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2019 he became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. Other awards include the Ted Hughes award, PBS Winter Choice, Sunday Times Young Writer Of The Year 2019, Somerset Maugham Award and The Guardian Poetry Book Of The Year 2018. He is based between London, UK and New Orleans, US.  His new collection of poetry All the Names Given will be published by Picador in September 2021.

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